Partial Meniscectomy Knee Surgery
Experienced New York orthopedic knee surgeons you can trust
Partial meniscectomy knee surgery has become an increasingly popular surgical knee injury treatment, particularly for patients with a torn meniscus in the knee joint. Knowing whether this type of arthroscopic knee surgery is right for you may not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk with a doctor familiar with these knee injury medical procedures before you make such an important decision.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained, New York orthopedic knee surgeons at IMC Bone Doc can help you every step of the way. Our doctors at Island Musculoskeletal Care have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. That’s why you can trust us to thoroughly examine you and work tirelessly to diagnose exactly what’s wrong.
What is partial meniscectomy knee surgery?
One of the most common knee injuries is a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage (known as the menisci) which serves as barrier between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). The meniscus can become injured or torn, especially if a person rotates or twists their knee too fast. Athletes in particular are at a high risk of tearing their meniscus.
Partial meniscectomy knee surgery involves removing the torn part of the meniscus and smoothing out the rough edges of the remaining part of the meniscus. That way, the rest of person’s knee will be able to move freely without being in pain.
Partial meniscectomy knee surgery is a type of arthroscopic surgery. As a result, a small camera is normally inserted into a small incision in the knee. Small, surgical instruments are then inserted into a second small incision in order to operate and repair the knee.
How do I know if I need partial meniscectomy knee surgery?
The only way you will know for sure if you need partial meniscectomy knee surgery is if you have a doctor examine you and diagnose what’s wrong. You may suspect something’s wrong if you notice any of the following symptoms of a torn meniscus:
- A pop-like sound or sensation in your knee
- Pain in your knee when rotating or twisting your leg
- Difficulty straightening your leg
- Stiffness in your knee
If something feels wrong, seek immediate medical attention. Most likely, imaging tests (including X-rays and/or MRIs) will need to be conducted in order to determine if your meniscus is torn and the severity of your injury. That’s why we have an MRI machine in each one of our seven New York office locations – to better diagnose exactly what’s wrong with your knee in a timely manner.
Trust our NYC surgeons to perform your partial meniscectomy knee surgery
Learn more about how our New York knee surgeons can help you decide if partial meniscectomy knee surgery is right for you. Contact us and schedule an appointment with one of our skilled physicians. We have seven offices conveniently located in the greater New York City and Long Island area. In many cases, our doctors can see you on the same day.
Contact us online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362). Our medical practice is in network and accepted by most major insurance companies. In many cases, your surgical operation should be covered by your medical insurance. This is especially true if you hurt your knee at work. In these cases, workers’ compensation often covers these surgical procedures. Learn more. Talk to an experienced, New York meniscectomy knee surgeon at IMC Bone Doc. We can help.